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 10
DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS
OF MAN
LET us TURN NOW to another system of problems
in the collectivisation of the world, and that
is the preservation of liberty in the socialist
state and the restoration of that confidence
without which good behaviour is generally
impossible.
This destruction of confidence is one of the less
clearly recognised evils of the present phase of
world-disintegration. In the past there have been
periods when whole communities or at least large
classes within communities have gone about
their business with a general honesty, directness
and sense of personal honour. They have taken
a keen pride in the quality of their output. They
have lived through life on tolerable and tolerant
terms with their neighbours. The laws they
observed have varied in different countries and
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